Hi, I’m Lucy, a self-confessed travel addict. I’ve been travelling the world solo for over six years to nearly 40 countries after leaving behind a nine-year relationship and a career as a journalist. I’m all about empowering travellers to seek a life outside the ordinary, to make solo female adventure travel your reality. I share tips for solo travel no matter what your budget or timeframe, and inspire you to visit countries that challenge you. Don’t come here for the glam insta-worthy travel – this blog is all about the real, raw backpacking experience. I choose heartfelt storytelling over filters and tackle tougher topics like mental health, loneliness and even domestic violence without fear. This is the blog that will push you to realise your full potential.
And don’t forget to check out my posts on other topics including wellbeing + positivity, mental health, money management, career tips, blogging advice + photography!
How racism & white privilege affects BIPOC travellers
Let me start this post by fully acknowledging my white privilege. As a mixed race girl who has grown up in a very white predominant area of the UK, I have lived a sheltered life in comparison to many. I
Angloville – an honest review of teaching abroad
I was invited by Angloville to attend their Romania teaching programme and cultural exchange to promote my experience, however, what I experience left me with nothing but cause for concern. The company's response to my formal complaint was to ignore me
Flexible working helped me escape domestic violence
Flexible working – two very simple words that can have a huge impact on your quality of life. I should know, if it wasn't for flexible working, I wouldn't be able to live the life that I do. Working remotely,
I survived domestic violence – you can too
*This domestic violence post is a collaboration with multiple organisations and comes with a trigger warning. For a long time, this was a post that was never going to be shared. One that would be forever banished to the bottom of
How to save money for travel – 10 ways to start today
One of the questions I get the most is "how to save money for travelling?" Before I went travelling, I too thought of travel as a once a year treat – something that was too expensive to enjoy more often.
Relationships: What’s it like to have a boyfriend at university?
NOTE: I originally wrote this post on what its really like to have a boyfriend at university around 5+ years ago. Fresh from university and part-way through a 9 year relationship. As so much time has passed, and this has